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Point of View: Comparing Esperanza's and Isabel's Perspectives About Life in the Camp (Chapter 7: "Las Cebollas/Onions")
Explore point of view and more with a Common Core designed lesson. Pupils experience different points of view by representing one of two characters from Esperanza Rising during a partner discussion. They must use evidence from the text that supports their side during the discussion.
5th - 7th Language Arts 120 Views 173 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Mid-Unit Assessment and Discussing Themes in Esperanza Rising: (Chapter 9: "Las Ciruelas/PLums")
Give this skills-based assessment halfway through your unit on Esperanza Rising. After a brief review, class members take the test, which asks them to show that they know how to analyze the novel independently. They are asked to summarize, discuss the importance of the title, demonstrate knowledge of characterization, make inferences, and determine the meaning of words and phrases using context clues.
5th - 7th Language Arts 37 Views 89 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1) L.6.4a
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of words. While the words in this activity are relatively simple, they will help ease pupils into the process of using context clues. Make the activity stronger by asking class members to explain what specific clues support the meaning they have assigned to each underlined word.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 60 Views 68 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3) L.6.4a
Improve your pupils' reading comprehension by teaching them how to effectively use context clues. There are seven sentences here that contain an underlined word to define using clues. Class members can write their responses and then justify their answer, citing context clues as evidence.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 60 Views 94 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“The Story of an Hour”: Extension Activities
Enhance and extend instruction of "The Story of an Hour" by Kate Chopin with one or all of these ideas. You might want to cover characterization and summary, or improve understanding of context clues and irony. You can cover any combination of those topics and skills with the activities, presentations, worksheets, and other additional materials included here.
7th - 9th Language Arts 65 Views 60 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Lesson 2:Context Clues
Using The Life Cycle of an Emperor Penguin by Bobbie Kalman, second graders practice defining unfamilar words with context clues. They come across new vocabulary words and read the entire sentence and the sentence before to find the meaning of the unknown word.
2nd Language Arts 26 Views 129 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Close Reading of Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle: Text Dependent Questions and Vivid Words and Phrases
As 3rd graders continue reading Bullfrog at Magnolia Circle, they focus on the concepts of predator and prey in the fifth instructional activity of this unit. Scholars further develop their ability to answer questions using evidence from the text as they look at the relationship between the bullfrog and other animals in its habitat.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 143 Views 115 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using Words as a Way into Rick Riordan's The Lightning Thief
Use the Visual Thesaurus to predict the subject matter of Rick Riordan's book The Lightning Thief. A pre-reading activity encourages middle schoolers to use context clues and word meaning to discover what the book is about. After they finish the activity, they read the first chapter of the book and research Olympian gods.
4th - 8th Language Arts 97 Views 712 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What a great way to discuss the immigrant experience in America! Learners read First Crossing, a book of short stories by Pam Muñoz Ryan, Lensey Namioka, Elsa Marston, and Minfong Ho. After reading, they engage in activities to identify context clues, answer cause and effect questions, and distinguish between fact and opinion.
9th - 12th Language Arts 14 Views 123 Downloads
Self-Monitoring Strategies and Vocabulary Games
Middle and high schoolers identify how to discover a word's meaning by exploring context clues and any pictures, diagrams, photographs, and charts that might be included. They continue this process with other examples and locate one on their own.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 69 Views 411 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Vocabulary Words PowerPoint
Give your class members proper guidelines for completing vocabulary work using this PowerPoint, which prompts learners to provide definitions based on context clues, then dictionary definitions, synonyms and antonyms, and finally, a sentence using the word.
6th - 8th Language Arts 6 Views 5 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Synonyms and Explanations as Context Clues
How can context clues help your young readers understand material better? Focusing on synonyms and explanations as ways to determine word meaning, this activity encourages your class to find context clues within a sentence. An attached worksheet reinforces the concept.
5th - 7th Language Arts 46 Views 462 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 1)
Practice using context clues to determine the meaning of specific words. Learners read a sentence and write the meaning of the underlined word on the line below each sentence. By practicing this skill, class members will soon be ready to figure out the meanings of unfamiliar words and phrases by using context clues while reading in class or at home.
6th - 9th Language Arts 90 Views 127 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2)
One way you can help your learners with reading comprehension is by teaching them how to use context clues to help them figure out the meaning of unfamiliar words. Here is a resource that asks class members to practice that very skill. Pupils tap into context clues and provide a definition for an underlined word in each sentence.
6th - 9th Language Arts 35 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 3)
Ask your pupils to become amateur detectives and use clues to determine the meaning of words. Once they have analyzed the clues, they write the meaning on a provided blank line. If they internalize this process, they can use context clues in any situation.
6th - 9th Language Arts 23 Views 40 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Using context clues to determine a word's meaning is an important strategy to further reading comprehension. Challenge your class to answer the 11 multiple-choice questions in this PowerPoint. Note: This is a great resource for English language learners.
5th - 7th English Language Development 15 Views 307 Downloads
New Review Vocabulary Building
Offer learners a step-by-step process for approaching unknown words with this PowerPoint presentation of vocabulary strategies, which details how to use context clues and word parts (roots, prefixes, suffixes), as well as encourages active reading for personal enrichment outside of class.
6th - 10th Language Arts 16 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Identifying Missing Words
How do you figure out the meaning of a word you don't know? Young readers develop skills to identifying missing words in a story using context clues. Picture clues are used to identify covered words in the story I Can’t Get My Turtle to Move.
K - 1st Language Arts 13 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Context Clues Worksheet (Part 2) L.6.4a
The ability to figure out words using context is an important skill for pupils to learn. They can sleuth out the meaning of six different words that are underlined in the activity included here. The second in a short series, this worksheet increases the difficulty of the words slightly.
3rd - 6th Language Arts 12 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Using Context Clues
Middle schoolers receive a handout that lists the five types of context clues. The class divides up into groups of three or four, and each group chooses five unfamiliar words. They write a multiple-choice question for each of their five words.
6th - 8th Language Arts 167 Views 269 Downloads